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NEWS • WEATHER CLOSINGS



How TPS Decides and Communicates School Closings

Ice storm

EMERGENCY CLOSINGS: Emergency situation that affects all schools in the district - inclement weather

Closing Options

The decision to close schools may include any one of the following:

  • Schools closed and the Education Service Center closed
  • Schools closed and the Education Service Center open at 10 a.m.
  • Evening activities canceled

Education Service Center and other district offices

Unless weather conditions dictate otherwise, the Education Service Center will be open for business starting at 10 a.m. on days when schools are closed. All 12-month employees at other district facilities will report to their regularly assigned positions by 10 a.m.

Local media will typically NOT announce information about the Education Service Center. Check www.tulsaschools.org for the status of the Education Service Center.

Evening Activities

All evening activities at any TPS site are canceled on days when schools are closed, even if conditions improve. Evening activities may also be canceled on days when schools are open if hazardous conditions occur during the day or evening. Check www.tulsaschools.org for cancellations and postponements.

TPS Board Regulation

See related board regulation: Regulation 7308-R: Emergency Closings

Other Weather Resources

Information regarding hazardous winter weather, including watches and warnings, is available on the National Weather Service/ Tulsa, on NOAA Weather All Hazards Radio and on local radio and television stations.

Sign up at www.ok.gov/OEM to receive Oklahoma Emergency Management's weather alerts and receive NWS watches/warnings to your cell phone or email address. See additional winter weather preparedness tips.

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